Texas Getting Started Garden Guide
Cool Springs Press, 2013


Texas Getting Started Garden Guide helps gardeners in the Lone Star State become familiar with the many choices of plants adapted to the diverse and sometimes challenging environments in Texas.Mary presents profiles of over 170 plants, many of which can be grown throughout much of the state and others which are good regional specialties. Colorful icons showing the plant characteristics such as native status, sun or shade preferences, attraction to butterflies and hummingbirds and drought resistance help gardeners understand growing conditions and attractions of each plant. The book also contains beautiful color photos of each plant profiled, a map of the Texas gardening zones and special chapters on low water use gardening, lawn replacement and coping with deer. Whether you are a new gardener, new to Texas or an old hand looking for new ideas the Texas Getting Started Garden Guide will provide valuable information to help you make or improve your own Texas garden.